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May 02, 2011 “Intelligence: Late Breaking Lab News”

Another laboratory information system (LIS) product has received certification as meeting stage 1 meaningful use (MU) measures. On March 31, McKesson Corporation announced that the Drummond Group’s ONC-aTCB 2011-2012 (ATCB 2011/2012) certification as a compliant EH…

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Sunquest’s LIS Product First To Earn Certification from CCHIT

IF THERE WAS A RACE TO BE FIRST TO OFFER a laboratory information system (LIS) product that is certified to be compliant as an (EHR) electronic health record module by CCHIT, then Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., has attained that achievement. On January 21, 2011, the Cer…

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New “Meaningful Use” Rules Are Easier on Docs

CEO SUMMARY: The federal government will spend $20 billion over the next four years to encourage every physician to use an electronic medical record (EMR) system. For labs, this increase in connectivity represents a significant marketing opportunity. However, the new federal rule…

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EMR Donations, Client Bill Issues in Anatomic Path

CEO SUMMARY: In today’s market for anatomic pathology services, local pathology practices are facing tough competition from national pathology companies that are quite aggressive at using EHR donations and discounted client bill arrangements to win new clients. Attorney Jane Pi…

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Predict 60,000 Doctors To Adopt EMRs Each Year

CEO SUMMARY: Only about 180,000 U.S. physicians have adopted electronic medical record (EMR) systems over the past 14 years—mostly in larger medical groups. Now experts believe as many as 60,000 physicians per year will begin to adopt EMRs because of new federal incenti…

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Medicare Pays Doctors To Switch to E-Prescribing

CEO SUMMARY: It’s a major step on the road to integration of healthcare informatics. During the next few years, the Medicare program is offering financial incentives to encourage office-based physicians to adopt e-prescribing. This is a positive development for local laboratori…

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Docs Want EMRs to Match Lab Orders and Results

CEO SUMMARY: At a national EMR users meeting, physicians indicated a growing interest in having their EMRs do more than electronically accept lab test results. On the want list are direct electronic ordering of lab tests and automatic matching of lab test orders and lab test results. Phys…

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